Songwriting Apps

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

In an effort to assist our NMA Online Students for their up and coming songwriting challenge we want to arm you with some great resources, hints and tips.

Have a look through these songwriting apps that will help you with structure and organisation of your songs.

Songwriters Pad

Songwriter's Pad is a songwriting app that focuses mainly on creation through lyrics.

The app has powerful idea generating tools such as the ability to search for rhyming words and a keyword based phrase generator.

You can also record with the app, add chord notation to your lyrics, and takes notes all in a nicely organized user interface.


NanoStudio is a recording studio on the go. It includes a virtual analog synth, sample trigger pads, a sequencer, a sample editor, a mixer, and multiple effects to choose from to use in your song.

It has almost everything you'll need to master your songs on the go, or just record some new ideas.

You can even share your work by emailing it to your friends or band members from within the app.


Hum combines note-taking and recording into a single app, making it easy to capture all of your songwriting ideas. Hum a tune or write down lyric ideas all in the same app. You can even sync everything with Dropbox.


Is a unique iPhone application designed to write songs with unique chord progressions in an easy and intuitive way. Evernote

Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Meeting notes, web pages, projects, to-do lists—with Evernote as your note taking app, nothing falls through the cracks.


There's a lot to like about the free version of Medly: You get 16 instruments and more than 100 loops, and you can choose to keep your music on your device, export it, or share it. It's especially appealing that you don't have to share your creations, but you can do so flexibly if you want to.

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